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September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

Michelle Parker
President, SF Parent PAC


San Francisco — The San Francisco Parent Political Action Committee (SF Parent PAC) endorsed local small business owner and parent, Marjan Philhour, for District 1 Supervisor this week.

Marjan has two decades of experience in public service at all levels: local, state, and national. Marjan’s parents immigrated to the United States from Iran and the Philippines; she was born in the Richmond District at the French Hospital on Geary at 5th Avenue and grew up in the Bay Area. She returned to the Richmond District a decade ago and is raising her three young children here.

marjan-headshotMarjan supports building more housing for middle class families in the Richmond, is a strong supporter of high quality and affordable Rec and Park programs for families, and supports transitioning the homeless to permanent housing, not tents. She also believes it should be the highest priority of a supervisor to serve their constituents. SF Parent PAC President Michelle Parker stated, “In addition to her overwhelming qualifications and experience for this job, as a mother choosing to raise her children in San Francisco, it is obvious that Marjan has a deep interest and investment in making sure the Richmond District, and the city, are family friendly. Please join me in voting for Marjan Philhour for District 1 Supervisor on November 8th.”

Learn more about Marjan at

About the San Francisco Parent PAC
Founded by and for San Francisco parents in 2010, San Francisco Parent Political Action Committee (PAC) is committed to giving parents a voice in the political process to positively impact the lives of all San Francisco families. San Francisco Parent PAC supports and promotes city candidates, measures and policies that will most effectively:

  1. Ensure high quality education for every child in every neighborhood;
  2. Increase access to affordable youth programs that support working families and enrich the lives of our children; and
  3. Sustain healthy, safe and vibrant communities citywide.



SF Parent PAC in the Examiner, plus we have videos!

September 7, 2016

Happy Wednesday!

Have you seen our new videos yet? The SF Parent PAC launched a YouTube channel last week that includes videos of our interviews with each candidate running for school board this November.

Over the next few weeks you’ll see new videos added regularly until each of the nine people running for school board has six or seven two-minute videos in the collection to help you understand who they are and what their priorities would be if elected to office later this fall.

The videos are super short because we know you’re busy, and two minutes at a time might be all you’ve got between helping kids with homework and making dinner.

The questions we asked each candidate are (that are each answered in separate videos):

  1. What do you want to spearhead in the first 6 months, if you are elected? Be specific.

  2. What is one intractable problem that you see in education in San Francisco that you either 1) have a concept on how to approach, and/or 2) that you want to address. What would be the concrete steps that you would take to fix it?

  3. Math. What do you think?

  4. What are you going to do to increase teacher compensation?

  5. How would you modify, if at all, how PEEF and QTEA funding is allocated?

  6. How do you make decisions? For example, on what policies to support and/or propose or what to spend your time on or who to listen to.

  7. (Incumbents only) What value have you brought to the school board thus far in your tenure? Why should voters support you again?

Last week we shared several of Jill Wynn’s videos on our Facebook page, and this week we are spotlighting Trevor McNeil.

The other thing we wanted to make sure you saw was the San Francisco Examiner’s recent article about school board elections in which they called the SF Parent PAC …”one of the leading voices in the school board race.” Didn’t get a chance to read it yet? You’re in luck! Here’s the link.

Since it is election season you’ll be hearing from us a little more regularly by email and on this website. We’ll be sharing more info about candidates and announcing our recommendations on several ballot measures, too, so stay tuned! Know of anyone else in your life who like some help navigating the ballot this year? Send them to our webpage to sign up for our mailing list. And if you don’t already follow us on Facebook, you can like that page right here.

Until next time!